Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Fresh Spools Finish

I have been keeping busy with multiple sewing projects this week, but have several small finishes to show off today.  The spool mini I started last week is complete, as well as a little pincushion I made to go with it.


I did some very simple square spiral quilting and stitch in the ditch around the spools themselves, and bound the mini in one of the blues I used for the blue spool.


I used Crazy Mom Quilts' tutorial for making a tiny pincushion, which I just love.  It has a little bit of fussy cutting - see the "inspire?"  Also the upside down heart which makes me laugh!  This mini and pincushion are going to be a gift for a quilty friend.  Hope she loves it as much as I do!


I made two other spools which I am going to keep for myself.  These are finished off individually and we are using them as mug rugs/coasters for morning coffee every day.  I love the warm golds in these two!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving!  Today I'm planning some Sunday sewing and checking out all the scrappy projects over at Oh Scrap!  See you there!

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors and mini. Love the spools. Your friend is lucky and I understand why you made some for yourself.

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  2. Your friend is going to love those spools! What a lovely gift. (I smiled at that upside-down heart, too. Those are the little quirks that make things perfect!)
    Your golden coasters are gorgeous, too. Spools are the absolute best block for a quilter's coffee cup!

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  3. Love these mini spools! Very nicely done.

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  4. What great little projects that will make a special gift!

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  5. The perfect gift for a quilty friend. Your spools are wonderful.

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  6. Well, I did get one little spool block paper pieced this weekend. And here you are with 4 projects all finished up! I love each and every one! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  7. Just love these Diann! I, too, have made 2 and more are simmering of the tiny pincushions with which Amanda Jean is obsessed...just know your friend will love this gift. Love the "inspire" you captured too.

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